Confirming the incident, the assistant director of army public relations of 2nd brigade, Port Harcourt, Eli Lazarus said;
"A joint security team consisting of the army, police and DSS while conducting patrol today at Egi in Omoku community of Ogba/Ndoni/Egbema Local Government Area of Rivers State were attacked by unknown gunmen,” he said in a statement.The criminals engaged the security team for several hours before they were eventually dislodged. Sadly, a security agent lost his life in the unfortunate incident.
Reinforcement has been sent to beef up security in the area and normalcy has been restored. Omoku community is the same community were an APC leader, Franklin Obi was beheaded and his wife and son killed two weeks ago.